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Bitcoin holders, whales, and miners: The impact of FTX on the state of BTC

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  • Bitcoin HODLers withdraw historic amounts of BTC from exchanges
  • Miners continue to feel the pressure amidst the FUD

The mistrust in exchanges has continued unabated ever since the FTX collapse. Now, in an unprecedented move, many BTC HODLers have started withdrawing huge amounts of Bitcoin out of their exchange wallets.


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Lots of fish in the sea, but not BTC

According to a tweet made on 14 November by Glassnode, a crypto analytics firm, investors were “withdrawing coins to self-custody at a historic rate of 106k $BTC/month.”

Obviously, the FTX development impacted whales and sharks massively. However, as can be seen from the image below, not just whales, but sharks, shrimps and crabs moved their BTC as well.

Source: Glassnode

Miners also seemed to be in panic mode, as miner balance declined over the past week. With hash price at an all-time low, things could get difficult for them in the long run. Miners may have to sell their BTC to make a profit, which might affect the price of BTC in the future.

Source: Glassnode

Bitcoin’s volume also witnessed a decline over the past few days, as can be seen from the image below. Since 9 November, the volume depreciated from 125 billion to 39 billion at the time of writing.

The daily on-chain transaction volume also declined over the past few days, suggesting that few Bitcoin HODLers could make a profit. The MVRV ratio of BTC declined as well, implying that most HODLers will realize losses if they all sell their holdings at the current price.

Source: Santiment

Another indicator to support that would be the fact that a large amount of Bitcoins’ supply was in loss, as it reached a two-year high of 9,389,042.100 BTC, according to data provided by Glassnode.

It remains to be seen whether more Bitcoin HODLers succumb to sell pressure and sell their BTC.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was trading at $16,785.42. Its price had appreciated by 1.15% in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. Its volume also witnessed an uptick of 56.39% during the same time period.

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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